Brenda Blethyn

Brenda Blethyn OBE (born 20 February 1946) is an English actress and author. Blethyn began her career on stage as a member of the National Theatre company, and made her first television appearance in 1980. Following her big screen debut with smaller supporting roles in films such as The Witches (1990) and A River Runs Through It (1992), she made her break-through role in the 1996 dramedy Secrets & Lies, for which she was awarded a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination.